The Director General of National Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Yusha’u Dogara Ahmed has warned Corps Members against embarking on unauthorised journeys or risky adventures that may expose them to danger during their service year.
A statement issued by the NYSC Spokesperson, Eddy Megwa on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, said the DG gave the warning while addressing Corps Members during his visit to NYSC Jigawa State Orientation Camp in Fanisau Dutse.
Brigadier General Ahmed clarified that, however, if it was compulsory that they travel, they must obtain permission from the NYSC and also avoid night travelling.
He said his administration places topmost priority on the security and welfare of Corps Members and NYSC officials and would continue to do everything possible to ensure their safety.
The DG advised that while traveling and once it is 6pm in the evening, they should break their journey and pass the night in either military barracks, NYSC formations, police barracks, or other safe places.
He advised the Corps Members to also take their personal security with seriousness and avoid associating with people of questionable characters.
“Be law-abiding, remain focused, and always follow the rules and regulations in camp.
“You are from different socio-cultural backgrounds, learn from one another, and make friends. You must tolerate one another because we expect a high level of discipline from you.
“Avoid drugs, cultism, fraud, and other social vices that may put you in trouble”, he said.
General Ahmed also advised them to strive and study the felt needs of their host communities and execute projects that would improve their standard of living.